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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 2 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Breakable

    The only time you can truly understand how this feels like is if you have been there yourself. I feel like I'm about to cave in, there's just nothing on the inside. No emotion, no heart, no soul, no life. Just nothing. It kinda of makes me feel highly breakable, like one strong...
    ImOkayNow ImOkayNow 16-17, F 2 Responses Sep 25, 2011

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 22-25, M Nov 22, 2010

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    Emptiness... Every once

    and while Emptiness... Its that hole inside your chest Emptiness... Its having that amount of words that are endless Emptiness... When those words can't release the feeling of restless Emptiness... The urge of screaming i am helpless Emptiness... When you search for the meaning...
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Aug 11

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    Felt

    I felt hollow and Empty Like the darkness had finally completley covered me I was stuck in the middle of the tunnel Or finally at the bottom of my hole With no way out Just stuck there There was no light at all No sliver linning No the glass was half-empty Not half full No...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Like a soda can so empty,

    of fluids, used up and dry.Maybe I just need to cry,but I really do not know why.If life can drain you of passion,and energy like some tension,in a rubber band that snapped,and you are really handicapped!Why continue on, like a zombie,living but not alive like in a movie?Maybe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2013

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    A Hotel Room In San Diego

    I hate warm weather, I hate southern California.... so far away from home. I am farther away from myself than I am from anyone else. Is this clinical depression? I don't know..... Maybe I am just dead inside. I put on La Robe a Parasol and the french pulls the blood from my...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Hole In My Soul

    I wish that as a Christian, I no longer felt like I have a hole in my soul. But I still do - after years of counselling, men's groups, self help books, etc, etc... It's like there's a hole that lets all the goodness drain back out - whenever I feel love from God, myself, loved...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 22, 2010

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    Just Somthing Isnt There

    its like a big whole. the only time i ever expirence it getting full is when im 100% happy. Naomi(one of my three personalitys and voices in my head) said that right now my soul is in a very deep and horrible pain and what its doing is sleeping. and it only wakes up when the...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Oct 27, 2009

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 22-25, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 1 Response Jul 6, 2013

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Related Experiences

    So every time I get back from a party, from the pace where I kissed him, I get this empty feeling. The feeling of having been used, if having let me be used. Sure I enjoy being...
    Claire212 Claire212 16-17, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    I feel empty , I don't know why. I need someone to hug and to hold. I just need someone who will be there for me.
    neuroticgal neuroticgal 22-25, F 3 Responses 4 days ago

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    Emptiness hurts so deep that I cant find the energy to go to the gym anymore. Maybe a local bar and a bottle of beer might relax me a bit. Call me Mr lonely
    VincentLionheart VincentLionheart 36-40, M Aug 30

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    Why do we turn ourselves inside out to please your partner, when they don't even take enough time to see you or even care in the least. There is A time in your life when you...
    ringster73 ringster73 41-45, F 4 Responses 2 days ago

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    I write my feelings on here day after day and sometimes, I do miss a few days because of my hectic schedule but that doesn't stop my thoughts of you.Ever since we said goodbye and...
    Godsmack23 Godsmack23 31-35, M 2 days ago

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    My best friend went to a form of boarding school, and we can only meet during the holidays and we can talk only at the weekends. It may sound stupid but during the week I find my...
    Isthereaneed Isthereaneed 22-25, M Sep 2

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    I guess I'm just being ungrateful. I have a wonderful life filled with lots of good people that love me, yet I still feel soo empty, lost and misunderstood. I feel like I have...
    JnyJny JnyJny 26-30, F Aug 26

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    Lately I've been feeling pretty empty. I'm 22 and even though I live with my boyfriend and have a good relationship I still don't feel like that's enough. I have a crap job, I...
    LuLuLaroo LuLuLaroo 18-21 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Today I feel so empty inside I just want to cry and scream it's like no one there
    Hope4glory Hope4glory 13-15, F 3 Responses Aug 31

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    I thought I had a good friend but I guess I moved too fast for her ( I wasn't trying to make her my girlfriend ) and I wish I didn't I really cared for her and still do and if she...
    AlfieEscandellDerosa AlfieEscandellDerosa 13-15, M 3 hrs ago

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    it's an empty room and an empty house an empty heart made with empty vows........... And i hear my heart break again just waiting for the pain to begin again and theres no one...
    NoraWilliams NoraWilliams 13-15, F 1 Response Sep 11

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    Or part coyote or whatever. However I need help! Right now, browsing pictures of coyotes, I have this strange urge in me yet feel empty at the same time, empty and urged all at...
    dogsandwolves dogsandwolves 13-15, F Aug 29

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    No, you don't. You don't want to lie in the woods, staring at the sky until the earth has turned its back on the sun for the evening and the stars are visible, listening to weepy...
    BrokenThread BrokenThread 18-21, F Sep 10

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    I have moments when I just have a pit in my stomach where I'm nervous emotional. Its like my nerve ending are exposed my mind is constantly racing. I going over in my mind in fast...
    mskellie36 mskellie36 36-40, F 1 Response a week ago

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    My issues began long before I was even born. Digging up my history is getting me nowhere but I can not move on because I'm always so incredibly fearful of consequences. Selling...
    HopefullRomantic HopefullRomantic 22-25, F 2 Responses 2 days ago

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    You know that feeling where it feels like there is a gaping whole where your stomach or soul should be. Just filled with nothing. When you can't feel your heart beat and your head...
    Guest4111 Guest4111 13-15, M 2 Responses Sep 1

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    ......I don't even know what to say anymore, I just feel empty, lonely, and becoming detached. I guess I should just accept that fact that you'll never be able to truly tell...
    HeartStrings3 HeartStrings3 18-21, F Sep 3

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    Perhaps I'm just a bitter, young thing, but in all honesty I say this without a bitter tone. This isn't a threatening idea, it simply is a truth. What is there to love? And if...
    typedwriter typedwriter 26-30, F Aug 22

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    No matter how many times people tell me they like me or that I'm important, I always go back and focus on the little things that make me want to cry. It's so easy to overanalyze a...
    laracomn laracomn 16-17, F 2 Responses Aug 22

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    i hate the nights where i feel so hallow inside i feel so damn empty and out of place i hate the nights where my mind wanders to the unknown and all i return with is sadness i...
    CaliforniaPsycho CaliforniaPsycho 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 23

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    Its been a while since i had to write in here....tonight is one of those days i want to express my feelings ...the story starts before years ago....i was with someone that i loved...
    insomniadreamer insomniadreamer 22-25, F Sep 3

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    I finally let someone in, after years of being hollow, and pain is all I get. Why does it happen this way? Why does this have to be so unfair? I try......
    TransitionalLosses TransitionalLosses 22-25, M Sep 4

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    It's walking home everyday and feeling like I haven't really gone anywhere or done anything, though I was out the whole time. Doing something. Or, I suppose, realizing I haven't...
    wanderquietly wanderquietly 18-21, F Sep 8

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    I feel empty without her texting me or talking to me on the phone, it may seem stupid or hard to believe but iv never met her and honestly i care more about her than anything else...
    Ilkpol11 Ilkpol11 16-17, M 2 Responses a week ago

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    So having unrequited love fore someone you have known for a few months is bad or even a year or two. Though knowing someone your whole life and having unrequited love for them is...
    BDMW15 BDMW15 16-17, M Aug 30

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